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Susan Ruth (Smelewicz) Buis

December 29, 1948 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 72)


WORCESTER – Susan Ruth Buis, 72, died Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at the Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester.  She is survived by her uncle, William Small; three cousins, Thomas M. Monfreda and his wife Lynne of Hubbardston, William “Billy” Small and his wife Heather of Colorado, and Michelle Small of Arizona; her former husband, Kevin Buis; and two close friends, Susan and Martha.  She was predeceased by her brother, Alan Smelewicz; and her sister, Jean Smelewicz.  She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Frank and Ruth (Krapas) Smelewicz, and graduated from Clark University in Worcester.

Ms. Buis was a respiratory therapist throughout her life.  Her family is grateful for the wonderful care that Susan received at the Lutheran Home. 

A private graveside service will be held at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Home, c/o Activities Department, 26 Harvard St., Worcester, MA 01609.

Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.

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